Colm Cooper’s role with Kerry has been embraced by James O’Donoghue. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

My colleague Ken Early suggested in the Irish Times yesterday that, as far as the Brazilian media were concerned, the injury to Neymar which has ruled(...)

Fionn Fitzgerald and Kieran O’Leary lift the cup following Kerry’s win over Cork in the Munster SFC final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If the sight of Kerry gliding home from Cork with the county’s 76th Munster title was the latest emphasis of how eternal the old order can be other as(...)

 Kerry’s James O’Donoghue, who scored eight points from play, gets his shot away despite the efforts of Cork’s  Michael Shields at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

The empires strike back. Time was, a summer Sunday that contained Kerry knocking off another Munster title while Kilkenny squared away an umpteenth Le(...)

 Kerry’s James O’Donoghue and Noel Galvin of Cork during the Munster final at Páirc Uí Caoimh. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Although very evil people throughout history have hardly received as intense a roasting in the afterlife as Cork had to put up with, one thing preyed(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue in action against  Cork’s Thomas Clancy. The Kingdom’s All Star will prove a big threat tho the home team at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Tomorrow afternoon brings down the curtain on the old Páirc Uí Chaoimh’s history as a football venue. The same fixture packed out the then new ground(...)

Kerry manager  Eamonn Fitzmaurice: “I think that if we can get through this phase of injuries, we will have a very strong squad.” Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

The Kerry team that runs out at Cusack Park, Ennis, on Sunday will see a dramatic change from what the Irish sporting public has grown accustomed to.(...)

“Referee! Despite that crucial decision going against my team, I just want you to know you’re doing a particularly excellent job this afternoon.”

With the recent advent of Sky Sports covering GAA matches, we’ve noticed (even more) puzzlement with some refereeing decisions. The problem is many(...)

“Referee! Despite that crucial decision going against my team, I just want you to know you’re doing a particularly excellent job this afternoon.”

With the recent advent of Sky Sports covering GAA matches, we’ve noticed (even more) puzzlement with some refereeing decisions. The problem is many(...)

Dessie Mone: “There’s a group of us there who have been around a long time and we sat down and said that we really had a responsibility to try and get Monaghan back competing with the bigger counties. We couldn’t all walk away.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a small county, it doesn’t take a huge amount of erosion for the cliff to topple into the sea. For the prime years of Dessie Mone’s intercounty car(...)

Colm Cooper: “They’ll be hoping to get to a Munster final - that will be the main aim.”

Although he believes that “there is the nucleus of a strong team” in Kerry, Colm Cooper envisages a challenging championship for his county. “It is a (...)